25 Best Songs From 2010

Looking for songs that were made in or popular in 2010? Well you’re in the right place, as today we’re going to showcase the best songs from 2010.

Get your playlists ready, there are a number you’ll want to add.

“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Song year: 2010

This beautiful song was Bruno Mars's first song to reach the charts as a lead singer. The song's simple lyrics are much like a love poem, and Bruno Mars is telling a great love story. The lyrics of the song attempt to reassure a woman that doesn't feel beautiful.

The lyrics describe the true love that a man feels for his girlfriend. Mars explains how beautiful she is just the way she is, even if she refuses to believe it herself. The lyrics emphasize everything beautiful about her. When a man is genuinely in love, everything is perfect about their partner.

“Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem (ft.Rihanna)

Song year: 2010

“Love the Way You Lie” is a powerful hip-hop ballad that describes the tumultuous relationship between a man and a woman. This song will resonate with people who have been in abusive relationships. Rihanna's participation adds a dose of reality, considering the publicity surrounding her relationship with Chris Brown.

The lyrics explore how a couple stays together despite the abuse. One partner is always chasing that moment when things are good. People get used to the abuse and can't imagine anything else.

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

Song year: 2010

Lady Gaga does not disappoint with this hard look at obsessive love. Gaga sings about a woman who loves how her controlling partner makes her feel. She wants the thrill of his abuse and will do anything for him.

The song describes a woman falling in love with a man she knows is not suitable for her. Her feelings turn into unhealthy obsessions that lead to bad decisions.

This single has sold over 12 million copies, making it an extremely successful single.

“TikTok” by Kesha

Song year: 2010

“Tik Tok” was a massive hit in 2010, and it was Kesha's breakout song as a solo artist. This song was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 38 straight weeks. “Tik Tok” describes a night of partying with friends, and the younger generation will relate to this song.

Kesha sings about a confident woman having a good time without being ashamed. She describes celebrating life with friends and living life to the fullest. The inspiration for the song came when Kesha woke up after a night of drinking and found herself with many beautiful women and thought she was just like Diddy.

“Baby” by Justin Bieber (ft Ludacris)

Song year: 2010

This song was the most-watched YouTube video in 2010. Music fans either love or hate Justin Beiber, but this song is the highest-selling single in history.

Beiber, a Canadian singer, sings about his frustration about trying to win a girl's affection, and she is not interested. The lyrics describe a situation that most people can relate to at some point.

“Baby” has an upbeat tempo yet talks about frustration and sadness. The singer feels he has done everything he can, but she chooses someone else, leaving him alone and heartbroken.

“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry

Song Year: 2010

Katy Perry wants people to remember their first teenage love. That feeling was so euphoric and stress-free. Adolescents dive into relationships without thinking about anything but their emotions, giving in to the moment without considering the consequences.

Most people can relate to this song. They can think back to their first teenage love and remember the intense feelings that come with it. Perry wants people to find that love again, to give their hearts freely like they did when they were teenagers.

“Just a Dream” by Nelly

Song year: 2010

This song is refreshingly mature compared to other singles released by Nelly. “Just a Dream” talks about heartbreak and regret. The singer describes all the things that he should have done. He is thinking about the woman he lost and what he needs to do differently.

He yearns for his love to come back to him. He knows that she will never return, and he regrets everything he didn’t do. The song describes the difficulty of losing a partner, and Nelly sings about how hard it is to move on.

“Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland

Song year: 2010

Sugarland's “Stuck Like Glue” is a song that will make you smile. The great reggae beats invite listeners to get up and dance, and this song was one of the most requested country dance club songs of 2010.

Listeners will find this song echoing in their heads. You listen to this song once and will find yourself singing it the rest of the day. It is a catchy tune that pokes fun at couples. The video depicts a stalker-like woman that believes her world cannot function without her partner.

“Half of My Heart” by John Mayer (ft. Taylor Swift)

Song year: 2010

“Half of My Heart” hit the charts in May 2010. John Mayer and Taylor Swift sing about a couple realizing that they are not perfect for each other. The singers can only give half of their hearts. They want to keep loving each other but know they must move on.

Listeners will find this song quite different from Mayer's earlier work. “Half of My Heart” has more pop-rock sound than his other songs, and Mayer's earlier music focused more on acoustics and blues.

“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

Song year: 2010

You will undoubtedly recognize “Need You Now” by Lady A. This song is one of the greatest country songs of 2010, and it quickly becomes a fan favorite because everyone can relate to its message.

Lady A describes the loneliness that comes with a broken relationship. Everyone can remember reaching for that phone, knowing they will probably regret it the next day. The song can describe any relationship with difficulties; sometimes, it is just impossible to fix them.

“Misery” by Maroon 5

Song year: 2010

“Misery” is a funk-rock song that describes someone having a hard time because they can't have the person they love. Complicated relationships are a common theme throughout Maroon 5's songs.

The video for this song goes a step further by showing a woman trying to kill her partner. Adam Levine's girlfriend plays the woman at the time. She wants to kill him and hurts many others in her crusade. Although the video sends a dark message, he sings it with an upbeat and catchy tempo.

“Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” by Alicia Keys

Song year: 2010

Alicia Keys released this song in 2009, but it found its way onto the charts in 2010. “Try Sleeping With Broken Heart” became one of the most powerful ballads of the year. It describes someone that is trying to get over a failed relationship. They cannot stop thinking about their lover, even though they know they are better off without them.

The video sends a unique message about heartbreak. Even people with superpowers must learn to live with the loneliness of heartbreak.

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Song year: 2010

The song “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz is perfect for any celebration. The lyrics describe people out celebrating, and it talks about dancing and having a great time. The song does not mention anything inappropriate, so it is excellent for all ages.

You might recognize this song if you are a fan of the television show The Office. They played it during a holiday party. The song won several awards at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards for its success on the charts and the internet.

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